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North American Spine Society Meeting in Toronto

August 4, 2008
By Maria DiDanieli


Burr Ridge Illinois, August 4, 2008 – The North American Spine Society's 23rd Annual Meeting is being held October 14-18, 2008, in Toronto, Canada, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  This year's meeing will have more presentations than ever before: 105 podium presentations, 92 SIPPs (Special Interest Paper Presentations) and 189 E-Posters.

The Best Paper
presentations address the latest scientific findings. Some of the top abstracts
topics include:

Clinical Instinct vs.
Standardized Questionnaire: The Spine Specialists Ability to Detect
Psychological Distress

Predominant Leg Pain is
Associated with Better Surgical Outcomes in Degenerative Spondylolisthesis and
Spinal Stenosis

Radiographic Predictors of
Clinical Outcomes Following Operative or Non-Operative Treatment of Degenerative

Outcome of Lumbar Fusion in
Patients Over 65 Years Old

Lumbar Fusion Outcomes Stratified by Specific
Diagnostic Indication

Outcomes Based on a Low Back Pain Classification

More hot topics
in spine care will be presented during symposia, which are always a favorite
offering at the NASS Annual Meeting. The symposia topics will cover a variety of
subjects to reflect NASS’ multidisciplinary membership: The Socioeconomic Sport of Spine Care, Lessons
Learned from Disc Arthroplasty, Applying Evidence-based Medicine Into Your
and Perioperative
Management of Spine Surgery.
To see the latest products in spine care
first-hand, visit the Exhibit Hall, which will have more than 220 exhibiting

Tim Saunders,
author of the New York Times
bestseller The Likeability Factor: How to
Boost Your L-Factor and Achieve the Life of Your Dreams
, will give
the Keynote Address. Mr. Saunders advocates for an honest, ethical analysis of
business realities with a straightforward program for

The Presidential
Speaker will be Lou Holtz, one of the most successful college football coaches
of all time; most notably at Notre Dame. Holtz has written three New York Times best selling motivational
books and he is currently a college football studio analyst on

The specialty
educational tracks and premeeting educational course sections are back by
popular demand. The specialty educational tracks will be offered for physician
assistants/nurse practitioners, rehabilitation specialists and nurses. These
tracks will consist of special symposia and SIGs (Special Interest Group
discussions). The sections on Spine
Biologics and Research
and Motion
information on
developments in spine care
were highly-rated and had standing room only in 2007. Drs.
Jeffrey Wang and Michael Zindrick, the course chairs, intend to provide more
cutting-edge information pn developments in spine care.

At the NASS
23rd Annual Meeting there will be multiple opportunities to attend
several networking sessions, symposia, premeeting educational courses, best
paper presentations, guest speaker presentations and more!

To learn more
about the North American Spine Society’s 23rd Annual Meeting and for
instructions on how to register, please visit